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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Mabel, what is London society comprised of?
(a) Brilliant idiots and beautiful lunatics.
(b) Beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics.
(c) Beautiful geniuses.
(d) Boring socialites.

2. After Mrs. Cheveley leaves the party at the Chiltern's, what does Mabel tell Goring they cannot talk about?
(a) Her dinner date with Tommy.
(b) Marriage.
(c) The Royal Academy, Mrs. Cheveley, and novels in Scotch dialect.
(d) Politics, money, and Mrs. Cheveley.

3. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert won't survive a scandal?
(a) His political career.
(b) His marriage.
(c) His social standing.
(d) His friendship with Goring.

4. According to Lady Markby, what about Sir John has become unbearable?
(a) His constant talking.
(b) His drinking.
(c) His temper.
(d) His weight.

5. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Retire from public life.
(b) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(c) Tell Goring to leave the party.
(d) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.

6. For what reason does Mrs. Cheveley say she returned to London in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) To visit relatives.
(b) To find a husband.
(c) To meet Sir Robert.
(d) To see Lady Chiltern.

7. What does Sir Robert say he had the double misfortune of being born?
(a) Well born and poor.
(b) Ugly and poor.
(c) Rich and stupid.
(d) Into a royal family.

8. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what was considered excessively vulgar and middle class in the old days?
(a) To marry for love.
(b) To attend social gatherings.
(c) To pretend to be a bit better than one's neighbors.
(d) To marry for money.

9. What is the name of the tapestry that remains illuminated after the lights are put out at the end of Act 1?
(a) The Triumph of Love.
(b) Cupid's Arrow.
(c) The Garden of Eden.
(d) Deception.

10. What is the message in the letter that Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?
(a) It says Sir Robert fixed his election.
(b) It says Sir Robert had an affair with Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) It says to buy Suez Canal shares.
(d) It says Sir Robert cheated on his college exams.

11. Why can't Goring stay longer at the Chiltern's in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) He has to work the next day.
(b) He promised to stop by the Harlocks'.
(c) He is tired.
(d) He's bored.

12. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?
(a) She asks if she can attend with him.
(b) She asks him to wait one more day.
(c) She asks him to go ahead with it.
(d) She asks him to withdraw it.

13. During the Chiltern's dinner party, where does Mrs. Cheveley say she will be the next night at half past eleven?
(a) At Sir Robert's door.
(b) At Baron Arnheim's house.
(c) In the Ladies Gallery.
(d) At Gorings.

14. What does Mrs. Cheveley consider fame on the continent for Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) His name is spelled right in the newspaper.
(b) He is a politician.
(c) He is recognized by many people.
(d) He has a beautiful wife.

15. Who says, "As a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else"?
(a) Lady Chiltern.
(b) Mabel.
(c) Goring.
(d) Lady Markby.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?

2. What does Sir Robert say this century worships?

3. Where does Lady Chiltern say she and Mrs. Cheveley have met before?

4. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?

5. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give Sir Robert for not giving him time to consider her offer?

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